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Essential Information About Public Holidays 2011 New Zealand

When you plan a trip to New Zealand, you might want to be informed about the public holidays in this country. Planning an escape around public holidays 2011 in New Zealand can help you save some trouble, as the public holidays tend to be more crowded.

Make sure you book your flights and hotel rooms in advance if you decide to travel on these days in order to get the best possible prices.

Here are the public holidays 2011 in New Zealand. Note that banks, public institutions and many private businesses are closed on these days.

The year begins in New Zealand with two public holidays: on the 1st and 2nd of January New Year’s Day and the Day after New Year’s Day are celebrated. On the 29th of January is Anniversary Day Auckland / Northland. The 6th of February is reserved for Waitangi Day, which celebrates the signing of New Zealand's founding document, the Treaty of Waitangi.

Spring comes with Easter celebrations in New Zealand. Good Friday and Easter Monday are public holidays. In 2011, they fell on Friday, 22 April and Monday, 25 April. ANZAC day, which commemorates the members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps who died during World War I, is also on the 25th of April.

On the 6th of June, Queen’s Birthday is celebrated in New Zealand. Labour Weekend is celebrated on the fourth Monday of October, which in 2011 falls on the 24th. Finally, the year ends with two public holidays, Christmas Day and Boxing Day, on the 25th and 26th of December.

If you are looking to travel to New Zealand on a budget, remember that the cheapest months are September through November, when there are not many local holidays and hotels are not too crowded.

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